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Monday, April 18, 2011

Mother Daughter Trip!

Happy Weekend All, Some of you know that my daughter attended Columbia College in Chicago, so Momma used to get up there as much as I could over a 4 yr period. We had so much fun on my visits, but she is not longer there, so these trips ended. We usually go somewhere once a year, so we decided to head back to Chicago to do some of our favorite things! Yay!!! The lobby at the beautiful Palmer House. My favorite hotel to stay at in Chicago. This is where we hang in the evening to people watch, sip a drink and talk :)
The Walnut Room in Marshall Fields on State Street. Sorry, but I can't bring myself to say Macy's. Here is our table. The flower show was at the store, so live flowers everywhere! What luck!

Looking down from an upper floor... One of a local florist display... Looking up at the beautiful mosaic ceiling...

Another haunt of ours, The historic Berghoff...
A menu from the 1930's hangs on the wall...
Let's go inside...

Lot's of fun was had and I so always enjoy the windy city!!!

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  1. Robin, You brought back some great mother daughter memories for me! Mom and I use to take the train up and stay at the palmer house, and yes eat at the Walnut Room. The last time we went with Mark and his wife, and Bob and stayed at the Palmer and ate at Berghoff' glad it is reopened. Sure miss those days so enjoy them with Taylor.

  2. Hi Robin ~ Your photos are fabulous and I love the flower show going on in the Walnut Room! Beautiful! So much fun and happy memories for you and your daughter!

  3. Looks lovely! What a beautiful hotel! Have a great weekend!


  4. Robin, you had a nice trip to the windy city with your daughter, I love Chicago, haven't gone there for a very long time as I'm from NY, so when I go to the USA I go to NY to visit cousins, aunts, uncles and friends, but I would love to go back there too and go visit this great hotel. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Looks like fun! Great trip! Loved the pics of the house!

  6. Oooh---now if life brings me back to Chicago for a visit, I'll know where to stay! Lovely :o) Linda Lan

  7. I still can't say Macy's either!! My desk used to face Marshall Fields' front doors...oh, did I love that!!

    We were married in the Palmer House!! We had our first date in the Empire Room and got married a year later {to the date} in the Crystal Room!! And we had the honeymoon about gorgeous!!

    Your post brought back so many memories. And you and your daughter are beautiful.


  8. I think I have sat right there! What a fun trip for you and your daughter!

    I found you from Seasonal Sundays and am now your newest follower. What a fun blog you have!

  9. What a beautiful place to visit...that mosaic celing is something....looks like such a fun trip...thanks for taking us along :)
    Happy SS!

  10. A beautiful memory made together! and you shared it with us.....SO happy you had this time with each other.....

  11. I enjoyed seeing all the photos, Robin. One of my favorite Mother's Day gifts, a few years ago, was when my girls and grandgirls took me to Chicago for the weekend. I went with one daughter and granddaughter by train from St Louis and my other two daughters and baby granddaughter flew. They thought that would work better for the baby. Nowadays I am sure Miss Gabi would love the train ride...although she likes to fly, too.
    Happy memories!

    And I know what you mean about Marshall Fields/Macys. I worked at a May Co. store in STL, Famous Barr for a number of years.:-)

  12. Wonderful. I love Chicago. I've only been in the Walnut Room during the Christmas holidays and loved seeing it decked out for spring. It will always be Marshall Fields to me!

  13. Loos like a glorious visit. Wonderful flowers. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. Love love love Chicago!!! Macy's is lovely and your photos certainly do the city proud.

  15. What a great weekend Robyn!
    Those pics were so fun to see!
    And the flower show, how fun is that!
    I still think Marshall Fields too. We lived in Illinois until I was 13 and always went to Chicago at Christmas time.
    Hugs to you,

  16. Oh my, a mother-daughter trip and to the Windy City, to die for! Each photograph is truly fabulous! Love the pictures of you two gorgeous ladies!


  17. Hi Robin..what a great looking time you look like you had with your beautiful daughter. I love Chicago, well in fact we all loved Chicago when we vacationed there a few years back. Thanks for sharing with us.

  18. Robin, my daughter does live downtown in Chicago and I love both the Palmer House (don't need to stay there but it is lovely. I did a post a few months ago about my daughter and my grand puppy Eli attending a doggie luncheon at the Palmer! Thanks so much for sharing.

  19. Hi! I'm in Chicago frequently on business ... and you've posted my favorite spots! I love to stay at the Palmer House ... and I'm with you about Macy's ... Thanks for sharing ... Happy Easter!

  20. Looks like a great trip! Happy Easter to you and yours....Picket

  21. Hi Robin! My favorite places ~ oh thanks for a trip down memory lane. I spent so much time in the Walnut Room. It will ALWAYS be Marshall Field's for me. I am glad to hear that you and Taylor had such a nice mother-daughter trip!!

    Lots of love,

  22. I love Chicago! I've only been there once, but I loved every minute of it. That's also the first place I ever saw fireflies! Just walking along in Grant Park and there they were. I hope we get to go back again.

  23. Hi, Robin! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? The link is at
    Thank you so much :)